Research and Markets has announced the addition of GlobalData’s new report “Canada Anesthesia and Respiratory Devices Market Outlook to 2016″ to their offering.

The medical equipment report, provides key market data on the Canada anesthesia and respiratory devices market. The report provides value (USD million), volume (units) and average price (USD) data for each segment and sub-segment within six market categories – anesthesia disposables, anesthesia machines, respiratory devices, respiratory disposables, respiratory measurement devices, and sleep apnea diagnostic systems. The report also provides company shares and distribution shares data for each of the aforementioned market categories. The report is supplemented with global corporate-level profiles of the key market participants with information on company financials and pipeline products, wherever available. Read the rest of this entry

It is unclear when it is safe to discharge patients with a diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) after ambulatory surgical procedures due to concern for postoperative respiratory compromise and hypoxemia. Our OSA patients undergoing ambulatory-type orthopedic procedures are monitored overnight in the PACU, thus we reviewed patient records to determine incidence of complications. Read the rest of this entry

Sleep Apnea and Dental Health for Baby Boomers

Baby boomers want to enjoy life, look good and feel good, even as they enter their senior years. With advances in dental technology and improvements in dental care, many folks are keeping their teeth. And for those who have lost them, there are viable options for regaining dental health.

Your dentures support your facial and throat muscles. If the muscles in the back of the mouth and throat relax, they can cause an obstruction. Throat muscles act as a flap over the trachea. This leads to episodes of obstructive sleep apnea, which prevents air from entering the lungs.

Sleep apnea can cause a host of problems, which I’ve detailed in past columns and will, no doubt, visit again. Suffice to say it can be a dangerous disorder. [Read in Complete …   ]

Sleep apnea, a serious and potentially life-threatening disorder if left untreated, affects approximately 18 million Americans. During sleep apnea episodes, a person stops breathing for at least 10 seconds. Depending on the severity of the disorder, a person can have between 10 and 60 episodes a night. Sleep apnea treatment often involves a team of healthcare providers, including dentists, general physicians, surgeons and sleep specialists.

If you think you suffer from sleep apnea, the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) recommends consulting with your dentist. Early detection is key because sleep apnea has been linked with irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes.

There are three types of sleep apnea, including obstructive apnea (OSA), central apnea and a combination of the two. The most common type of sleep apnea, OSA, is caused when the muscles in the walls of your throat relax too much, causing the airway to collapse. Central sleep apnea is caused when the brain fails to signal the muscles to breathe. Read the rest of this entry

Snoring not only robs sufferers of a restful nights sleep, but it can also lead to a variety of other health problems.  Recent studies have linked snoring to health problems from sleep apnea to ADD, heart problems, weight issues and more.  It also reduces the quality of sleep that is so important for good health.

If snoring has become a problem in your life there is some good news.  You don’t have to struggle with snoring any longer.  The use of a simple device known as a snoring chin strap has helped thousands achieve a healthy night’s sleep and it can do the same for you.

How does the snoring chin strap stop snoring?  One of the primary causes of snoring is sleeping with an open mouth.  This puts extra pressure on the throat, causing vibrations that result in snoring.  The snoring chin strap solves this problem by keeping the jaw closed while you sleep.  This greatly reduces and can even completely eliminate snoring.

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[Press Release]- Gaylord Sleep Medicine will hold a Sleep Health Fair on Thursday, June 24 at 5:30 PM at Zandri’s Stillwood Inn on 1074 South Colony Road, Route 5 in Wallingford, Connecticut. The Gaylord Sleep Health Fair will benefit people interested in learning about Sleep Disorders and Treatment options and is co-sponsored by Philips Respironics and Gaylord Sleep Medicine. 

Speakers will include Meir Kryger, MD, Director of Research and Education for Gaylord Sleep Medicine, Keith Dixon, MD, Medical Director for Gaylord Sleep Medicine and Kevin Rush, RRT, RPSGT and Sleep Consultant for Philips Respironics.

Respironics, PROVENT® Sleep Apnea Therapy, J & L Medical Services and All-Med Health Care, Inc. will also be available with the newest sleep apnea and respiratory equipment as well as alternatives to CPAP that are exclusive to Gaylord Sleep Medicine. Dr. Stephen Palluotto, DMD will also show the dental alternatives to CPAP. Read the rest of this entry

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